Snow Toys & Snow Tours
For those who'd rather find their way down a ski trail by alternative means, consider some of the snow toys found at Cranmore. Ski bikes, Ski Foxes, and the new Zorb – an oversized beach ball that you're strapped into, to roll down a special track. In addition, tubing has become popular for those who'd rather spend only a few hours on the mountain, and as a wonderful after-dark activity. Tubing parks are found at King Pine Ski Area and Mt. Cranmore. Because space is limited, a reservation is required. Call Cranmore or King Pine to schedule your tubing time.
Finally, winter sightseeing tours to the top of Mt. Washington are available in the comfort of a heated van at Great Glen Trails. One of the Mt. Washington Auto Road vans has been specially fitted with a Mattracks system to allow maneuverability over snow. The vans provide an ideal, warm environment from which to see 5 states and Canada from close to the top of Mt. Washington on a clear day. The tours go on-demand, there is no set schedule. They do promise you'll leave within 45 minutes of when you sign up. The cost is $35 for adults, and $20 for children and includes a lively narration about the climate, history and wildlife viewing on Mt. Washington. Those who'd like to ride up and ski or snowshoe down, are invited. The cost of a one-way trip is $15, and those interested are required to purchase a lift pass. It should be noted that the Snow Coach tours are dependent upon the conditions on road and weather conditions, so it's a good idea to call ahead to make sure they're going (603-466-2333).
Winter in Jackson, New Hampshire